Dexter Liu

Dexter Liu

Career Interests

Renewable project development, financial analysis

Employment Sought:
Internships

Education

Master of Business Administration
The Fuqua School of Business
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration in Finance
Master of Environmental Management
Nicholas School of Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration in Energy & Environment
 
Bachelor of Science
University of California, Berkeley, College of Natural Resources
Major in Environmental Economics & Policy
Minor in Energy & Resources

Professional Experience

MBA Intern, Energy Storage Project Development, Nextera Energy Resources
Managed and organized the formation of a five-year strategy for growing NextEra Energy Resources’ energy storage business that was approved by company executives and the board of directors. Built hourly dispatch and financial model for DC-coupled solar + storage projects and presented business case for oversizing DC-AC ratios for battery-paired systems to company executives, including the CEO. Submitted $2 million CAPEX proposal for behind-the-meter storage project providing localized load relief within a constrained distribution network in New York’s Non-Wire Alternatives program. May 2017 - Aug 2017
 
MBA Intern, Finance & Project Development, Heelstone Energy
Constructed model to identify areas for solar expansion based on PURPA rates and plant retirements. Augmented utility solar development via financial modeling, land permitting, and other ad-hoc efforts. Expanded Heelstone’s business in the Oregon solar market via outreach to electric cooperatives. Jan 2017 - Apr 2017
 
Consultant, Energy Practice, Navigant Consulting
Consulted on 27 major client engagements in the renewables, energy efficiency, and power markets sectors across functions including technology adoption modeling, benefit-cost evaluation, data science, and policy analysis.
Select Engagements:
IESO: Led team of 5 engineers, economists, and policy experts in the development of an Analytica-based tool to forecast combined heat & power adoption in Ontario using a bottom-up approach from 27,000 possible customers with 200+ unique inputs. Tool features included scenario analysis based on carbon markets, incentives, and distribution system constraints. 
PG&E: Developed a substation-level, solar PV adoption model to support net metering rate reform. Tool used a system dynamics framework, calibrates to historical adoption, and accounts for scenario constraints such as rooftop suitability, required rates of return, credit scores, and utility tariff changes.
APS: Built proprietary benefit-cost tool to evaluate Arizona Public Service’s ~$60 million suite of residential and commercial energy efficiency measures. Inputs included admin, O&M, capital, and incentive costs as well as valuations of energy and demand savings. 2014 - 2016

Skills

business development
cost-benefit analysis
excel modeling
presentation development
project management

Graduation Date

Dec 2018

Additional Resources

Languages

Cantonese
Mandarin

Preferred Sector

Business / Industry